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Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:08 - Updated Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:11

Former ANGOP Information Director found dead

Uige - The Angola Press Agency (ANGOP)?s former Information Director, José Eduardo de Oliveira Xavier, was found dead on Wednesday in his residence, for reasons unknown yet, at Dunga neighbourhood, close to Uige City.

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Former information director of Angop dies

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One of the neighbours has told ANGOP that since Friday, she noticed Eduardo Xavier's absence, but believed that he was absent from the province or had moved to a family member's house.


The Criminal Investigation Services (SIC) are working to determine the causes of the death of the former journalist of ANGOP.


The body of the deceased was removed by elements of the Civil Protection and Fire Service (SPCB) and the SIC and was deposited in the morgue of the Provincial Hospital of Uíge.


José Eduardo de Oliveira Xavier, born in 1954 in the city of Damba (Uige), had a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Beira Interior, in Covilhã, Portugal.

He has held, among other duties, the position of Information Director of ANGOP, Delegate of the Agency in Uige and Delegate of the Ministry of Social Communication in the same province.

The funeral ceremony is to happen on Friday (14).

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